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How to Request a Medicare Replacement Card

With AEP coming up in October, this could be an issue for some consumers now that new cards have been sent out over the past several months. Just look over the information below for a helpful guide on what to … Continue reading

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Medicare Advantage Hospital Networks: How Much Do They Vary?

This report takes an in-depth look at Medicare Advantage plans’ hospital networks. The analysis draws upon data from 409 Medicare Advantage plans serving beneficiaries in 20 diverse counties that … Source: Medicare Advantage Hospital Networks: How Much Do They Vary?

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Do People Who Sign Up for Medicare Advantage Plans Have Lower Medicare Spending? – Tables

Table 1. Average Traditional Medicare Spending in 2015 for Beneficiaries who Switched to Medicare Advantage Or Stayed in Traditional Medicare in 2016, After Adjusting for Health Risk Factors Charac… Source: Do People Who Sign Up for Medicare Advantage Plans Have … Continue reading

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Why some medicare beneficiaries may pay more with MACRA

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) changes the way Medicare calculates payment models and helps streamline systems. These changes affect many aspects of the Medicare system, including the Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA). Since 2007, IRMAA … Continue reading

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What you need to know about MACRA and Medicare

The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, or MACRA, is impacting Medicare beneficiaries, doctors, and hospitals. Although MACRA has several components, the most important is its establishment of new ways to pay physicians who work with Medicare beneficiaries.  … Continue reading

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Helping Clients Make the Connection Between Income and Medicare Premiums

  Clients newly enrolled in Medicare may not understand the connection between income and Medicare premiums. The IRS, the Social Security Administration (SSA), and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services all play a part in the income-related monthly adjustment … Continue reading

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P&C Agents and Financial Advisors. How can you assist your clients with Medicare coverage?

Planning for Financial & Property coverage concerns involves much more than making smart choices among stocks and mutual funds and the type of policy you need to cover your client’s important assets. Your clients need to organize their financial and … Continue reading

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What your Medicare agent should do for you

Given that Medicare can seem like a confusing web of options, it’s no wonder that many consumers rely on licensed professionals for help. If you’re among those who turn to an agent or broker, it’s worthwhile making sure the person … Continue reading

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Costly Confusion: Medicare’s Wellness Visit Isn’t The Same As An Annual Physical

When Beverly Dunn called her new primary care doctor’s office last November to schedule an annual checkup, she assumed her Medicare coverage would pick up most of the tab. The appointment seemed like a routine physical, and she was pleased … Continue reading

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Medicare and Employer Coverage

Medicare and Employer Coverage Medicare coordinates benefits with your employer coverage If you are 65 + (or turning 65 soon) and will have both Medicare and Employer Coverage too because you are still actively working, you have a number of … Continue reading

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